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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols"

Monday | December 19, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Hosted by Rob Kapilow and featuring Accord Treble Choir & Special Music School Treble Choir Celebrate the season with Benjamin Britten’s brilliant and much-loved holiday work for treble chorus, solo voices and harp! Inspired by a book of medieval poetry Britten accidentally discovered…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Kebra-Seyoun Charles, double bass

Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 2 pm

Traditional (arr. Lawrence Brown) - Selections from Five Negro Spirituals J.S. BACH  –  Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BMV 1010 W.A. MOZART  –  Eine kleine Nachtmusik JOHN HEDGES  –  Prayers of Wind and Rain KEBRA-SEYOUN CHARLES  –…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Kaufman Music Center & Concert Artists Guild Co-Present

Music Speaks: Gabriel Martins, cello & Wynona Wang, piano

Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 7:30 pm

A Musical Journey: The Life and Soul of the Cello Throughout history composers have turned to the violoncello to express their most soulful, heartfelt melodies. What is it that makes this instrument so poignant? Gabriel Martins artfully explores a rich tradition of music by weaving his own…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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Ecstatic Music: Joe Rainey & Owls

Friday | February 3, 2023 | 1:19 pm

Joe Rainey, who blends Pow Wow singing with dynamic electronics, is joined by supergroup string ensemble Owls for a world premiere collaboration. $15 student tickets are available by phone or in person. Call the box office at 212 501 3330. View our COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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The New York Philharmonic Presents

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Sunday | February 5, 2023 | 3 pm

Up close and personal Program TBA An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Individual talents that make up the Orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. View our…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Albert Cano Smit, piano

Tuesday | February 7, 2023 | 2 pm

Music by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Olivier Messiaen, Isaac Albéniz and Alberto Ginastera A musician who has been praised as “a moving young poet” (Le Devoir), Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit enjoys a growing international career on the orchestral, recital, and chamber music…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Young Concert Artists Presents

Young Concert Artists: Risa Hokamura, violin

Wednesday | February 8, 2023 | 7:30 pm

YSAŸE  –  Sonata No. 3 in D Minor PROKOFIEV  –  Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80 CHAUSSON  –  Poème, Op. 25 SAINT-SAËNS  –  Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 MAGNUS LINDBERG  –  Caprice…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Kaufman Music Center & the John J. Cali School of Music co-present

Bridges: Caroline Shaw

Saturday | February 11, 2023 | 7:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize and multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalist, violinist, composer and producer delves into her own thrilling works. $15 student tickets are available by phone or in person. Call the box office at 212 501 3330. View our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(classical, new-music, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Playhouse: Rodgers & Hammerstein

Sunday | February 12, 2023 | 11 am

Sean Hartley and the beloved Broadway Playhouse cast sing, clown, play games and introduce children to the great writers of American musical theater. Kids can sing along to classic numbers and enjoy medleys and child-friendly min-productions. For ages 4-11 and adults. View our current COVID-19…

(musical-theater, family, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Fast Forward: 2023 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition

Sunday | February 12, 2023 | 5:30 pm

The winners of the 2023 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition perform with orchestra in Merkin Hall. Featuring rising star musicians from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School and Lucy Moses School. Special Music School/M. 859 is a K-12 New York City public school that…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Give Voice: VOCES8 – Lux Aeterna

Tuesday | February 14, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Music by Felix Mendelssohn, Orlando Gibbons, Sergei Rachmaninoff and more. Featuring musicians from Kaufman Music Center. Warmth, radiance, guidance and comfort: From the pale glow of moon or starlight to the blaze of summer sun, light has always been a symbol for our most basic human needs,…

(classical, new-music, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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Kaufman music center & New York festival of song co-present

New York Festival of Song: Amor

Wednesday | February 15, 2023 | 8 pm

Celebrating his fiftieth anniversary onstage, Steven Blier offers songs by Astor Piazzolla, Kurt Weill, Gabriel Fauré, Fats Waller and many others. Joining Mr. Blier will be mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford and bass-baritone Federico De Michelis, along with a few…

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: String 'Stravaganza with Vaughn String Quartet

Sunday | February 19, 2023 | 10:30 am

“Shaham has hit on a formula that has families hooked.”  – New York Magazine With special guests the Vaughn String Quartet Your child will get to know all the members of the string family – violin, viola, cello and bass – and hear great live performances of music…

(classical, family, season-highlights)

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Meridian Performances Presents

Meridian Performances: Asiya Korepanova | 24 Liszt Etudes

Tuesday | February 21, 2023 | 8 pm

F. LISZT  –  24 Etudes Transcendental Etudes, S.139 I. Prelude     II. No.2     III. Paysage     IV. Mazeppa     V. Feux Follets     VI. Vision     VII. Eroica     VIII. Wilde Jagd     IX.…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Canticorum Virtuosi presents

The New York Virtuoso Singers: The Unadorned Bach – Cantatas #148-177

Saturday | February 25, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor Every choral movement from all of Bach’s choral cantatas. Season 2: Cantatas 107-215. $10 tickets available (phone and in person) for students 25 and under. View our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Leoš Janáček's "Intimate Letters" String Quartet

Monday | February 27, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Hosted by Rob Kapilow  and featuring Ulysses Quartet More than 700 letters document Leoš Janáček’s obsession with the woman who served as his muse during the final decade of his life. While largely unrequited, his passion inspired nearly all of his best-known…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's Presents

Orchestra of St. Luke's: Piano Quintets with Hamelin

Tuesday | February 28, 2023 | 11 am

Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Marc-André Hamelin, piano FLORENCE PRICE  –  Piano Quintet in A Minor JOHANNES BRAHMS  –  Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 Celebrated Canadian-American pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins OSL for this program dedicated to…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Playhouse: Stephen Sondheim

Sunday | March 5, 2023 | 11 am

Sean Hartley and the beloved Broadway Playhouse cast sing, clown, play games and introduce children to the great writers of American musical theater. Kids can sing along to classic numbers and enjoy medleys and child-friendly min-productions. For ages 4-11 and adults. View our current COVID-19…

(musical-theater, family, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Fast Forward: Contemporary Festival

Sunday | March 5, 2023 | 4:30 pm

Rising star musicians from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School and Lucy Moses School perform music by contemporary composers. Special Music School/M. 859 is a K-12 New York City public school that provides intensive music education during the school day, including…

(classical, season-highlights)

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Young Concert Artists Presents

Young Concert Artists: YCA on Tour

Thursday | March 9, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Lun Li, violin Jonathan Swensen, cello Albert Cano Smit, piano William Socolof, bass-baritone Daniel McGrew, tenor FELIX MENDELSSOHN  –  Songs for two voices and piano, Op. 63 JULIAN ANDERSON  –  “I’m nobody, who are you?” SALINA FISHER  –…

(classical, season-highlights)

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